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The Holy Land with Pastor David Sayne

February 26 - March 6, 2024
February 26 - March 6, 2024
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Pastor David Sayne

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Included on your tour

What's Included

  • Roundtrip flights between TYS & TLVOne checked bag and one carry-on. Exact specifications to be determined by airline.
  • 4-star hotel accommodations
  • Private motorcoach transportation
  • Breakfast & dinner served daily1 lunch (St. Peter's Fish)
  • Dedicated service from a tour manager
  • Licensed guiding & admission fees
  • Admission fees
  • Tips for restaurant & hotel stafffor included meals
  • Audio devices with tours
  • 9am-5pm (EST) Reservation Support
  • 24/7 Travel Emergency Support
  • Name badge & luggage tag

Not Included

  • LunchesExcept for St. Peter's Fish on Day 4
  • Tips for your tour guide, bus driver, & porterIt is recommended that, so long as travelers are happy with the service they receive, they tip their guide $8-10 per person per day, their driver $6-8 per person per day, and their porter $1 each time he or she provides luggage assistance
  • Personal expensesSuch as souvenirs
  • Travel insurance
  • Cost of COVID-compliance (if any)
Properties are subject to change

Daniel Herzliya or similar

February 27 – 28 (1 night stay)

Leonardo Club Tiberias or similar

February 28 – March 1 (2 nights stay)

Grand Court Jerusalem or similar

March 1  – 6 (5 nights stay)


Day 1: Monday, February 26, 2024Depart the USA

The day has arrived, and we begin our overnight journey to Israel.

Day 2: Tuesday, February 27, 2024Arrive in Israel

Today we arrive in Israel at Tel Aviv – Ben Gurion Airport. Time permitting we will visist the ancient town of Jaffa, where Peter had his vision on the roof top of the house of Simon the Tanner. Dinner.

Overnight Tel Aviv area

Day 3: Wednesday, February 28, 2024Caesarea Maritima, Mount Carmel, Megiddo, Nazareth

Today we travel towards Caesarea Maritima (entrance included), where we will have a brief visit to the magnificent city with Roman, Byzantine, and Crusader ruins. Here we will elaborate on the story of the baptism of Cornelius, the first gentile convert to Christianity, and on the travels of Paul — those events that led Caesarea Maritima to become the springboard of Christianity to the West. We continue to Mount Carmel (entrance included) and consider the contest between the Prophet Elijah and the false prophets of Baal, discussing the reasons why the Prophet chose that place for the contest, and the lessons we learn from the story. Then we depart to Megiddo (included). We travel on to Nazareth where we climb the Mount of Precipice, the brow of the hill on which the city was built. There we will reflect on the rejection of Jesus by his family and friends in Nazareth. While there overlooking the Armageddon Valley, we will also discuss the reasons why we believe this will be the setting for the final battle between good and evil mentioned in Revelation 16:16. We visit Nazareth Village before departing to the Sea of Galilee, passing Cana of Galilee where Jesus preformed his first miracle.

Overnight Sea of Galilee

Day 4: Thursday, February 29, 2024Boat ride, Mount of Beatitudes, Peter's Primacy, Capernaum, Magdala

After a buffet breakfast, we begin the day sailing on the Sea of Galilee (included). We then visit the ancient boat museum containing a 2000-year-old fishing boat (entrance included). On to the Mount of Beatitudes and discuss the Sermon on the Mount; we will then visit the Primacy of Peter where Jesus appeared to the disciples the third time after the resurrection. Afterwards, we will visit Capernaum (entrance included), Jesus’ Galilean ministry base. There we will see the house of Peter’s mother-in-law and the ancient Synagogue, in addition to other ruins of the village. For lunch, we will enjoy a meal of “St. Peter’s Fish,” which was commonly eaten by people in Jesus’ time. We will drive to Magdala (entrance included) the hometown of Mary Magdalena with its synagogue and other town remains. Dinner.

Overnight Sea of Galilee

Day 5: Friday, March 1, 2024Caesarea Phillipi, Beit Shean, Bet Arabah, Jericho, Jerusalem

We visit Caesarea Phillipi, also known as Banias, where Peter confessed that Jesus is the Son of God. We head south, following the Jordan Valley Road to Beth Shean (entrance included), the capital of the Decapolis. There we will see the ruins of the Roman and Byzantine cities. We will also discuss the demise of King Saul and his sons, whose bodies were hanged on the walls of Beth Shean. We continue traveling south to Bet Arabah where John the Baptist was baptizing on the Jordan River. We visit the Tel of Jericho (entrance included) with its ancient ruins, pointing out what possibly could be the foundations of the ramparts that Joshua and the Israelites brought down.

Overnight Jerusalem

Day 6: Saturday, November 2, 2024Masada, Ein Gedi, Qumran, Dead Sea

We begin our day visiting Masada (entrance and cable car included), the fortress built by King Herod the Great and made famous by the Zealots in 73/74 AD with the standoff against the Romans. We visit the fortress and see the ruins that are considered a World Heritage Site by the UNESCO. We then continue to Ein Gedi, the oasis in the desert where the meeting between David and King Saul took place and where many of the psalms were written by David. This afternoon we visit Qumran (entrance included), the location where the Dead Sea Scrolls were found by a Bedouin boy back in 1947. There we will see the caves and other buildings that the Essenes, the group of Jews who wrote the scrolls, lived. You will also be able to experience floating in the Dead Sea (entrance included).

Overnight Jerusalem

Day 7: Sunday, March 3, 2024Mount of Olives, Southern Wall Excavations, Bethlehem, Shepherds' Field

We will begin our day with an orientation over the holy city from the Mount of Olives, pointing out important locations within the Old City, connecting them with biblical stories and prophecies about the return of Jesus. We will then walk down the Palm Sunday Procession Road to the Garden of Gethsemane, where the passion of Jesus began. We visit the Southern Wall excavations (entrance included) where ruins of the retaining walls of the Temple Mount are still visible. We gather at the teaching steps, the main entrance to the Temple where Rabbis met and taught their disciples. We travel to Bethlehem, the birthplace of Jesus. We begin with a visit to the Shepherds fields where the angels appeared to the shepherds and announced the birth of Our Lord. These fields are also the setting of the Book of Ruth. We travel to the Church of the Nativity and view the actual place where Our Lord was born.

Overnight Jerusalem

Day 8: Monday, March 4, 2024Temple Mount, St. Anne & Pools of Bethesda, Via Dolorosa, Israel Museum

We begin our day by entering the Old City and with a visit to the Western Wall, a section of the Western retaining wall of the Temple Mount, and Judaism’s holiest site. We will ascend the Temple Mount, discussing its connection to both the Old and New Testaments. On to visit St Anne’s church (entrance included) and a visit to nearby Pools of Bethesda where the healing at the pool took place. We will then walk the Via Dolorosa, the traditional path that Jesus walked from the Antonia Fortress to the Church of the Holy Sepulcher. This afternoon we travel to the Israel Museum (entrance included), where we will visit the Second Temple Period Model of Jerusalem, a 1:50 scaled model of the city from the 1st century AD, followed by a visit the Shrine of the Book where the Dead Sea Scrolls are on exhibit, in addition to the archeological section where many artifacts are displayed. We will pay special attention to those items that relate to Bible history. 

Overnight Jerusalem

Day 9: Tuesday, March 5, 2024Upper Room, Via Dolorosa, Church of the Holy Sepulcher, Garden Tomb

We begin our day with a visit to the City of David (entrance included) where we will visit the Pool of Siloam and Hezekiah’s Tunnel. Then its on to visit the Upper Room, the traditional place of the Last Supper followed by a visit to nearby location of the home of the High Priest, Caiaphas (entrance included). We visit the Garden Tomb (entrance included), where we will worship together and celebrate communion. The balance of the day will be spent at leisure.

Your flight home may depart either late tonight or the following day. If the following day, and an overnight is required, overnight Jerusalem.

Day 10: Wednesday, March 6, 2024Arrive at home

Your flight home may depart either the previous night or today. If today, breakfast is included. Either way, today we arrive back at TYS.

Pricing per person

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Single Occupancy


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No Flights
$450 due per person
$200/person is nonrefundable
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